Food

Vegetarianism

Hello all,

Janelle and I have decided to end our experimentation with vegetarianism. Don’t get me wrong…you’re not going to catch me wolfing down on some pub chicken wings or steak’s anytime soon…but after 16 months we decided to reincorporate poultry back into the diet….mind you we sill need to know that it’s ethically raised stuff…

which is awesome as we have made some pretty good connections out at Greens, Eggs & Ham and think we’re going to source a fair amount of turkey and duck from them…

I think at most we are still planning to only do the poultry thing once a week…if that…and while I might do a hamburger or two this summer I don’t think I’ll ever do the pig again…those things are just too darn cute and awesome to eat imo anymore.

I’ve decided that people still eat far far too much meat in their daily diet…but also that some meat provides a tremendous source of nutrients and health to people…I don’t want to say it’s directly related but since I’ve already noticed a difference in my energy levels in the last two weeks…a few months ago I could run my hands through my hair and come away with a bunch of loose hairs but got to say that even my hair feels thicker and healthier.

I still really like a lot of the people I have met through the local veggie meetups so I hope I won’t get judged too harshly and can continue to participate with them sometimes.

Onwards and forwards peeps!

Ohhh in other news I got a .49 cent refund when I did my taxes…while it’s better than the 20k+ bill I got back in 2010 one of these days a refund would be ohhhh so nice.

 

Ducks Ducks Ducks everywhere!!!

I didn’t take any photo’s but I am hoping someone will send me a cute one they took of Janelle. On Sunday night her and I went out to help out Andreas and Mary-Ellen of Greens, Eggs & Ham with 500 ducks that were giving them some issues. (BTW: DON’T CLICK THAT LINK, their site is infected by a worm right now)

It was cold hard work but both Janelle and I really enjoyed it. As vegetarians we were more interested in the microgreen operations they have but didn’t get a chance to see that this time.

We’ll be back out again though during the summer to help them out with some farm work and hopefully at a farmers market this summer. I can see farming being really hard but so rewarding. Mark my words…another year…maybe two…then I’m going to be done with this grey office drone career that I’ve boxed myself into. *above farm stock photo but similar.

Master Composter Class!!!

Yay for Justin. I recently applied for admittance to the City of Edmonton’s Master Composter class and just found out I got accepted. I have to say that I am super psyched to be involved in this opportunity. Every since Janelle and I have moved away from downtown and had to withdraw from the Queen Mary Park Community Garden I’ve felt a bit of a gap in my community involvement. Empire Park isn’t far during the summer…I often walked it or biked it but during the winter I feel a bit reclusive.

The Master Composter class is a great step to get more involved with the city and the gardening community here in Edmonton. It involves approximately 40 hours of classroom time spread out across the city and it’s facilities and upon completion I have to contribute about an equal amount of volunteer hours. I am hoping to get involved in doing presentations to different groups around the city.

Also should mention that out compost at home has been a breeze and super fun and easy…all our veggie scraps just go away and the worms are fat and happy…really such a neat thing…some people might find this a bit gross but I hope to get involved in some composting toilets….it’s so easy to compartmentalize our poop and assume its bad and gross and the toilet magically takes it away…and not realize it’s truly a a critical part of the cycle of life that’s so close to great compost soil. Thanks again for reading (no one).